A New Zealand Pledge?

By Brian Megaw | March 6, 2018

A New Zealand Pledge? Much is made within the New Zealand Tourism industry of the concept of Manaakitanga. Manaakitanga is the Maori word used to describe the concept of Host Responsibility. But more than this, it is about being welcoming and having the interests of our guests at heart. It is about sharing and showing [...]

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All In The Family

By Brian Megaw | February 18, 2018

All In The Family Four guides, three passenger rafts, one very loaded gear raft, two inflatable kayaks, plus, eight adults and eight very excited children! For a number of years we have been steadily growing the multi day river trip side of our rafting operation. This growth has involved both a greater range of trips [...]

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Time For A Cultural Reboot?

By Brian Megaw | February 4, 2018

Time For A Cultural Reboot? Each Wednesday night during school terms I attend a Te Reo (Maori language) class in Taihape. I have to admit, with only 2 hours of instruction per week it may be quite some time before I become a fluent speaker - years in fact. However, there is another benefit to [...]

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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

By Brian Megaw | January 28, 2018

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants I don't know about you, but I have found various people throughout my life to be inspirational. This inspiration has lead me to investigate and research all sorts of unexpected turns and paths, most of which were interesting, but not applicable to my current situation at the time. Others [...]

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